Young Farmers’ Clubs raise estimated £1.2m for charity
Young Farmers were praised for raising an estimated £1.2m for charity, with trophies being awarded to the Club and County that had raised the most in 2016.
Essex FYFC won the Prince of Wales Trophy for raising the most funds per member during the year after raising a total of £38,399.99, with 412 members, which equated to £93.06 per member.
Totnes YFC in Devon won the Lionel J Hill MBE NFYFC Club Charity Cup for raising the most funds for charities and worthy causes in 2015/16 per member. The Club raised a total of £11,000 with 34 members, which equated to raising £323.53 each.
The trophies were presented during the 85th Annual General Meeting in Torquay and were part of a series of awards for clubs and counties for a range of achievements in 2016. Other awards were given to:
Nottinghamshire FYFC – Top Trainer Award for delivering the most amount of training sessions
Cumbria FYFC - NFU Trophy for being the champion county federation in the National competitions finals 2015/16.
Devon FYFC – Tug Wilson Trophy for being the reserve champion county federation in national competitions final 2015/16
Warwickshire FYFC – Worshipful Company of Farmers Trophy for being the champion small county federation who membership figures are among the lowest 50% of counties, NFYFC’s competitions finals 2015/16
Hertfordshire FYFC - Merrick Burrell Tankard for being the County Federation with the largest percentage increase in membership over the past three years.
Berkshire FYFC - The YFC Life Blood Trophy for being the County who donated the most amount of blood and having the most new registered donors in 2016
Buckingham FYFC – The Forage Aid Trophy for raising the most amount of money for Forage Aid in 2016.
Christina Coulthard from Cumbria FYFC picked up the Sydney Fawcett Trophy for her amusing and affectionate speech that she gave during the meeting to propose Frank Chester as a Holding Trustee of NFYFC.